|The San Francisco Mime Troupe|
Description: Ronnie Davis, director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, discusses the origins and growth of the oldest American mime group.Call Number: BC2486Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Mime; Fascio, Victor; Davis, R.G. (Ronnie)
|Timothy Leary in Algiers|
Description: Dr. Timothy Leary calls into WBAI-FM from La Madrague, Algeria, where he was living in exile with his wife Rosemary Leary in 1970. He acknowledges that his escape from prison and the United States was organized by the Weather Underground and that he is now hiding in Algiers thanks to the assistance of Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. Leary urges listeners to refuse cooperation with the police or the United States judicial system...
Keywords: californialightandsound; The Black Panther Party; The Weather Underground; Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
|The International Hotel - Garrett, Laurie|
Description: Documentary on the eviction of elderly Filipinos from their residential hotel in San Francisco. Highlights the efforts of Sheriff Richard Hongisto and Mayor George Moscone to halt the eviction; contains actuality of the eviction itself. Contains sensitive language.Call Number: AZ0279Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the c...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Garrett, Laurie; Eviction; Filipino Americans--California--San Francisco; Housing--California--San Francisco; Tenant rights
|The search of KPFK by the Los Angeles police department - Berland, Jim|
Note: Right channel drops out from 00:20:50 - 00:24:04.Description: The New World Liberation Front was a radical urban guerrilla collective known for a series of bombings they carried out throughout California in the wake of the Symbionese Liberation Army's actions. In a communique mailed to Los Angeles' Pacifica station KPFK, the NWLF took credit for the bombing of the ITT Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles in retaliation for ITT's reign of terror in Chile...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Radio stations--Los Angeles (Calif.); Freedom of the press; Berland, Jim
|Polaris into plowshares - Thompson, Elsa Knight|
Note: Content begins at 00:00:56Description: Reports on a demonstration at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Burton White and Alex Hoffman cover events at Vallejo, the conclusion of a 600 mile peace march organized by CNVA (Committee for Non-Violent Action) West. Twelve protesters declare their intention to go onto the base and talk with shipyard workers. The program contains actuality of the resulting rally, where the protesters talk about the arms race, communism, and the ...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Mare Island; Anti-nuclear movement; Thompson, Elsa Knight
|Teach-in on the implications of People's Park (Episode 7 of 8) - [KPFA]|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 28, 1969, two weeks after the first street fighting in connection with People's Park, there was an all-day teach-in entitled "The Politics of Ecology" at Lower Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus, which was broadcast live on KPFA. Speakers addressed themselves to various aspects of the Park - urban planning, ecology, politics...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); City planning--Berkeley (Calif.); Temko, Allan; Hoving, Thomas, 1931-2009; Van der Ryn, Sim; Snyder, Gary, 1930-; Welch, Lew; Weisberg, Barry; Goodman, Mitchell; Bodenheimer, Thomas; Lampe, Keith; Humphrey, Cliff; Brown, Martin; Greenway, Robert; Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006; Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972
|The Straight Theater|
Description: Bill and Hillel Resner and Luther Greene talk with Ralph J. Gleason, noted columnist and jazz critic, about their newly opened theater on Haight Street. The Resners and Greene discuss the building's history and renovation, the support they've received from the Haight-Ashbury community, and some of their past and upcoming programming.Call Number: BB1312Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Theater -- San Francisco (Calif.); Hippies--United States; Resner, Hillel; Greene, Luther; Resner, Bill; Gleason, Ralph J
|Freedom summer in Los Angeles - Osborn, Jim; Brown, Leonard|
Description: An audio mosaic of people and sounds which tells the events of the integration struggles of the summer of 1963 in Los Angeles. It represents the four areas of concern as they are met locally by Negro leaders: housing, education, employment and police practices. The sources of the material run the full range of diversity from narrations of arrests, integration group meetings, rallies, press conferences and personal interviews...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Race relations--Los Angeles (Calif.); Blacks--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions; Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints against; Brown, Leonard; Osborn, Jim; Baldwin, James
|Los Angeles integration rally - Anderson, Susan; Ofstein, Berten|
Series Title: Inside LADescription: Highlights from the February 12th, 1977 March and Rally for Integration from Downtown Los Angeles to the Board of Education building to bring about a realistic integration program to Los Angeles schools. The rally occurred after the integration plan submitted by the Citizens Advisory Committee on School Integration (CACSI) to the Board of Education was drastically modified before its adoption...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.--Los Angeles (Calif.); Busing (School integration)--Los Angeles (Calif.); Segregation in education--Los Angeles (Calif.); Race relations; Anderson, Susan; Ofstein, Berten; Dodson, Henry; Watson, Diane; Cunningham, David; Fisk, Joyce; Sanchez, Arturo; Brookins, H. H; Lawson, James
|The Wennesland collection - [KPFA]|
Description: KPFA's Bob Sitton interviews Dr. Reidar Wennesland, one of the foremost patrons and collectors of art by Beat-era artists, and artist Arthur Monroe. The Norwegian-born Wennesland, whose medical practice was based in the North Beach district of San Francisco, often accepted paintings in lieu of money for his services. He collected works by Monroe, Jay DeFeo, Jess and George Herms, among many others, at a time when few other collectors did...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Art--San Francisco (Calif.); Painters; Wennesland, Reidar; Monroe, Arthur
|Jarvis-Gann alert - Mickiewicz, Helen|
Description: KPFA's Helen Mickiewicz produced this news program examining the bill cutting property taxes and services in California, known as Proposition 13. Cheryl McDonald examines how the Jarvis-Gann Amendment has adversely affected educational services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wendell Harper reports on the mass layoffs of public employees in Alameda County. Joanne Mar looks at Proposition 13's impact on child care services in the Bay Area...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Taxation--California; Jarvis, Howard; Gann, Paul; Alioto, Joseph L
|The battle for People's Park revisited (Episode 8 of 8) - Marks, Claude; Amyx, Carol|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 30, 1969 there was a massive, peaceful march through Berkeley in which people from all over California and from other states as well participated to show their support for the user-developed People's Park. This program examines the last two weeks of May 1969 and asks "Why did it happen?"and "Where are we one year later?". This episode, the last of eight in the series, features much of the same archival audio footage that comprises the p...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Student movements--Berkeley (Calif.); Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Amyx, Carol; Marks, Claude; York, Richard; DeBonis, John; Siegel, Dan
|The battle of Santa Barbara - Smithson, Denny|
Description: The small suburb of Isla Vista that borders the University of California, Santa Barbara was the site of a significant anti-Vietnam War protest in early 1970. This is a description of the Santa Barbara demonstration as seen by Michel Barton, who was in Isla Vista where the Bank of America branch was burned. Mr. Barton addresses to a thousand persons gathered in Berkeley's Provo Park on Friday evening, March 6th, 1970, organized by the Santa Barbara Support Committee...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Santa Barbara; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements; Barton, Michel
|The writing on the wall: the great wall of Los Angeles - Dix, Carol; Rosenbluth, Helene|
Note: Beginning of part 2 has a 25 second overlap with the end of part 1.Description: The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a mural designed by Judith Baca located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley that depicts the history of California through a series of panels, beginning with prehistory and proceeding through to the 20th century. The mural, which mostly depicts minority histories in the city (e.g. Japanese internment camps, farm workers' strikes, the gay and lesbian rights movement), extends for...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Women--Los Angeles(Calif.)--History; Blacks--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Asian-Americans--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Gays--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Jews--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Chicanos--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Indians of North America--Los Angeles (Calif.)--History; Dix, Carol; Rosenbluth, Helene
|Mass arrests (Episode 4 of 8) - Marks, Claude|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 22, 1969, supporters of People's Park marched on Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley as they had done on other days in May to show their support for the park. Over four hundred marchers and some people who just happened to be on Shattuck at the time were herded into a parking lot, arrested and taken to Santa Rita prison. This program includes both reports of the mass arrest by Harlan Kessel and accounts, recorded the following day, of ...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Marks, Claude; Scheer, Robert; Glusman, Paul; Kessel, Harlan
|National Peace Action Coalition rally in Los Angeles|
Note: Tape 3 content begins around 00:01:43.Description: Actuality of a National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) rally held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Angeles in April, 1971. The emcee for the evening is actor Georg Stanford Brown. On Reel 1, Brown introduces a film, "Hiroshima & Nagasaki", the audio of which can be heard on the recording, and introduces Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Yoshimura...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements; Cunningham, Sarah; Brown, Georg Stanford; Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994; Yoshimura, Setsuko; Kovic, Ron; Sumi, Pat; Takei, George, 1937-
|Gays in the joint - Maldari, Philip; Okrand, Dean|
Description: A disturbingly frank documentary on the vindictive treatment of gay men in California's correctional institutions, with emphasis on the "psychiatrically-oriented" facility at Vacaville. The classification of different types of gay men within the prison, how a prisoner's homosexuality affects their chances for parole, and the relationship between prisons and the industrial sector in California are addressed...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Gay prisoners; Maldari, Philip; Okrand, Dean; Jackson, Popeye
|A groovy rebellion - [KPFA]|
Description: A conversation with members and organizers of The Mission Rebels, Inc., a neighborhood club formed in the Mission district of San Francisco. The Rebels, who were based on Shotwell Street, led direct organizing efforts for rent control in the Mission and decried US military intervention in Vietnam. Speakers are the Reverend Jesse James and Ray Towbis, who helped establish the Rebels; Olga Weir, secretary for the Mission Rebels; and Luis Marcial, youth member...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Community organization; Public welfare; Silbowitz, Al; James, Jesse; Weir, Olga; Marcial, Luis; Towbis, Ray
|The Sheraton Palace Hotel demonstrations - White, Burton; Whiting, John; Keech, Scott; Schaefer, Marilyn; Silbowitz, Al|
Description: Report on the Ad Hoc Committee Against Discrimination's demonstration against racist hiring practices at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Features audio of Joseph Sullivan, President of the Hotel Employers of San Francisco at a press conference; comedian and activist Dick Gregory addressing the protesters; Tracy Sims (now Tamam Tracy Moncur), organizer and spokesperson for the protest, announces the Committee's victory...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco; Sullivan, Joseph; Gregory, Dick; Moncur, Tamam Tracy; White, Burton
|Over a matter of eight little islands - Yuen, Donald; Northwood, Bill|
Series Title:Conflict and consensus in ChinatownDescription: Documentary on a rally against Japanese colonization of the Tiao-Yu Tai islands off of the coast of Taiwan in St. Mary's Square in San Francisco's Chinatown, held by the Northern California Tiao-Yu Tai Defense League. Franz Schurmann (1926-2010), professor of sociology at University of California, Berkeley, provides context for the rally...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Northern California Tiao-Yu Tai Defense League; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--San Francisco; Chinatown (San Francisco)--Political activity; Yuen, Donald; Northwood, Bill; Schurmann, Franz, 1926-2010
|Five of Los Siete - [KPFA]|
Description: Five members of Los Siete de la Raza discuss their imprisonment for the killing of San Francisco policeman Joseph Brodnik on May 1, 1970 at a press conference at the San Francisco Hall of Justice in June, 1970. The men discuss their relation to other liberation movements like the Black Panther Party, the politics of their trial, and conditions inside prison. The members of Los Siete de la Raza were Jose Rios, Nelson Rodriguez, Gary Lescallett, Danilo "Bebe" Melendez, Rodolfo Antonio...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Trials (Murder)--San Francisco (Calif.); Smithson, Denny; Lescallett, Gary; Martinez, Rodolfo Antonio; Martinez, Mario; Melendez, Danilo; Rios, Jose; Rodriguez, Nelson
|The battle for People's Park: round one (Episode 1 of 8) - Amyx, Carol; Kaufman, Don|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: A documentary of Bloody Thursday, May 15, 1969, in Berkeley when the University of California built a fence around a plot of land it owned which had been changed from a muddy lot to a People's Park by members of the community. Students and other supporters of the user-developed park demonstrated on campus and Telegraph Avenue to protest the University's actions...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Police--Berkeley (Calif.)--Complaints against; Smithson, Denny; Amyx, Carol; Kaufman, Don; Reynolds, Malvina; York, Dick; Siegel, Dan
|Garment workers in Los Angeles - Schlein, Lisa; Dodson, Janet; Isaacs, Lenny|
Description: This documentary examines working conditions, alleged abuses, the role of the unions, the plight of undocumented workers, and other problems facing the garment industry in Los Angeles. Program features Mario Vazquez, international organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU); Bernard Brown, vice president of Koret of California; James Quillin, Labor Commissioner for the State of California; Blanca Hadar, Deputy City Attorney, Carl Villanoet[sp?], attorney wi...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Textile industry--Health hazards; Garment workers--Los Angeles (Calif.); Wages--Garment workers--Los Angeles (Calif.); Labor and laboring classes--Los Angeles (Calif.); Undocumented workers; Schlein, Lisa
|Friends of Leslie|
Description: Sue Talbot, Jerry Gumbleton, and the Reverend Dwight Blackstock, three members of Friends for Leslie, talk with KPFK-FM's Catherine Stifter. The group has been fighting for the prison release of Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted for the Manson Family murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. They discuss the California parole system, the influence of the media on public perceptions, and their campaign for public support for Van Houten...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Parole--California; Women prisoners--California; Prisons--California; Crime and criminals--California; Talbot, Susan; Blackstock, Dwight; Gumbleton, Jerry
|The big four state their cases (Episode 6 of 8) - Marks, Claude|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: City officials and protest organizers speak about the violent battle to maintain People's Park for the community. During the People's Park crisis, several spokesmen emerged representing different factions in Berkeley. The Mayor of Berkeley, Wallace Johnson, spoke for the City Administration; the Chancellor of the Berkeley campus, Roger Heyns, spoke for the University Administration; Frank Bardacke spoke for the People's Park Negotiating Commit...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Palmer, Charles; Heyns, Roger; Johnson, Wallace; Bardacke, Frank
|Military gas (Episode 3 of 8)|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: As the battle for People's Park continued, the California National Guard was called to Berkeley. Its equipment included helicopters which patrolled the city and on May 20, 1969, one of the helicopters was used to drop tear gas over Sproul Plaza on the Berkeley campus. A rather large plaza was in the crowd when the gas was dropped and the exits to the plaza were blocked by National Guardsmen carrying rifles with fixed bayonets...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Police--Berkeley (Calif.)--Complaints against; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Scott, Peter Dale; Sweeney, Wilmont; Bodenheimer, Thomas
|Leways and the establishment in Chinatown - [KPFA]|
Note: Audio drops out from 00:11:24 - 00:11:51.Series Title:Conflict and consensus in ChinatownDescription: Statements about the alleged police harassment of Leways, a non-profit, self-help youth organization in Chinatown. This recording contains prepared statements by Alex Hing, chief of staff of the Red Guard Party, and Ron Kanzaki, the chairman of Leways, Inc. Denny Smithson of KPFA also talks with Patsy Chan, a community worker in the Leways office.Call Number: BB5495.01Rights: Copyrighted...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)--Social conditions; Police--California--San Francisco; Hing, Alex; Chan, Patsy; Smithson, Denny; Kanzaki, Ron
|Memorial service for James Rector (Episode 5 of 8) - Smithson, Denny; Lawsky, David|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: James Rector, the man who was fatally wounded on May 15, 1969, died of his wounds on the 19th and on the 25th there was a memorial service for him at the Pacific Lutheran Seminary in Berkeley, consisting of singalongs and readings from Scripture. The service was organized by Al Larson, Phil Harmon, John Lemnitzer, and Merle Schlichte[sp?]. KPFA broadcast the service at the time and afterward David Lawsky and Denny Smithson produced this progra...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Rector, James; Smithson, Denny; Lawsky, David; Larson, Al; Schlichte, Merle; Harmon, Phil; Lemnitzer, John
|From the Mission to Mill Valley : The History of the Irish in San Francisco - McGillicuddy, Padraigin; Campbell, Bob; Holmquist; Monet|
Note: Content begins at 00:00:45 for both parts.Description: Documentary on the history of Irish immigration and assimilation in San Francisco. Part 1 examines the first wave of Irish immigration to the area, the Irish involvement in the building trade and politics, and their key role in the development of the city's religious, social and political life. Part 2 focuses on the social and family life of the Irish in the days when they were the majority in the now heavily Latino district The Missio...
Keywords: californialightandsound; San Francisco (Calif.)--Emigration and immigration; McGillicuddy, Padraigin
|Strategy for People's Park (Episode 2 of 8) - Amyx, Carol|
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: Excerpts from a mass meeting about the battle for People's Park held at Merritt College in Oakland on the evening of May 16, 1969. The meeting was originally sponsored by the Berkeley Coalition. Those attending it voted to have a member of the People's Park Negotiating Committee, Frank Bardacke, chair the meeting. Afterwards, they discussed the causes of the crisis and possible strategy and tactics for the future, and voted on several proposal...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Oakland (Calif.); Amyx, Carol; Mandel, Robert Steven, 1943-; Savio, Mario
|An informal discussion on radical Bay Area politics - Hayden, Tom; Brown, Rick; Gilbert, Bruce|
Description: Tom Hayden (1939-), author, lecturer, and a founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), leads a discussion of New Left politics; topics include the Black Panthers, the rent strike movement, and People's Park. The talk was arranged by the Sociology Liberation Movement of the American Sociological Assocation (ASA), and was held on September 2, 1969 at the ASA Convention in the San Francisco Hilton Hotel...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Hayden, Tom; Brown, Rick; Gilbert, Bruce; New Left; Political participation--California
|Topanga: hideout or alternative? - Spark, Clare|
Series Title: Sour Apple Tree Description: Members of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community (TASC) describe their fight with land developers to halt construction of trailer parks and high-density dwellings, and offer alternative ways of living on the earth and with each other. Participants include Richard Dehr, Jack and Barbara Rice, David Hitchcock, Mike Cohen, Bob Bates, Lal Baum and Moonfire...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Suburban life--Los Angeles (Calif.); New age (Concepts, lifestyles, etc.)--Los Angeles (Calif.); Spark, Clare; Dehr, Richard; Rice, Jack; Rice, Barbara; Hitchcock, David; Cohen, Mike; Bates, Bob; Baum, Lal; Moonfire
|Panel discussion on San Francisco freeway controversy - [KPFA]|
Description: Fred Martin, Urban Affairs representative of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; C.F. 'Cliff' Green, Deputy District Engineer, California State Division of Highways; O.W. Willard, representative of Macy's of San Francisco and member of the San Francisco Planning Commission; Kenneth Rexroth, literary critic and writer; Terry Francois, San Francisco Supervisor; and Morton Rader, architect and President of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association, debate the pros and cons about furth...
Keywords: californialightandsound; City planning; Government spending policy--California--San Francisco; Martin, Fred; Willards, O.W; Rexroth, Kenneth; Francois, Terry; Rader, Morton
|Warren Widener: Mayor-elect of Berkeley - [KPFA]|
Description: The city of Berkeley's first Black mayor, Warren Widener (1938-2013) discusses how he hopes to implement his programs, the role of the police in the community, and providing aid for schools, among other subjects. This interview with Al Silbowitz and Elsa Knight Thompson was broadcast live on KPFA, Monday, April 26, 1971.Call Number: BC0037Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives...
Keywords: californialightandsound; African American politicians; Mayors--Berkeley (Calif.); Thompson, Elsa Knight; Silbowitz, Al; Widener, Warren
|Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014|
The Pacifica Radio Archives is one of the oldest and largest collections of non-commercial listener-sponsored public radio programs in world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by, or produced...
Keywords: Pacifica Radio
|Julia Mendina (Episode 1 of 3)|
Julia Mendina performs with guitar in Studio A at KPFT's Free Music Store. She performs Starwood in Aspen (John Denver), Carolina in my mind, Me and Bobby McGee, Hava nagila, Someday soon, Tomorrow is a long time, Since you asked, I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye, The song is love, Sign in the window, I shall be released, The first time ever I saw your face, and The cruel war...
Keywords: MUSIC; Mendina; Julia
|Romeo and Juliet (Episode 27 of 29)|
The Word Players perform a fragmented, splintered version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre. The cast includes Gil Jardine, David Haight and Edgar Walker as Romeo; Susan Miller, Sherry Pockell, Ann Rivers and Julie Scherer. Music mixed by David Kavanaugh. Production assistant: Ann Goldberg. Technical direction by David Lerner. Directed by the Word Players from a conception by Baird Searles...
Keywords: Searles; Baird; Radio adaptations; Shakespeare; William; 1564-1616; Experimental theater
|Dave van Ronk, Patrick Sky and Phil Ochs (Episode 32 of 33, Part 1 of 2)|
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and Here's...
Keywords: Folk music; Ochs; Phil; Van Ronk; Dave; Sky; Patrick
|The dispute over the ownership of Anthony Burns (Episode 7 of 14)|
Performance of a play for radio, adapted from original documents, by playwright and historian Jonathan Ned Katz (1938-) and directed by Lois Adler. This is a documentary concerning the famous fugitive slave case that led Boston to riot in 1854. The voices are those of Niger Akoni, Susan Batson, Alan Becker, Gerald Fritz, Robert Lander, Margot Lewitin, Frank MacFee, David Margulies, Eric Nord, Douglass Ross, and Baird Searles...
Keywords: Katz; Jonathan; 1938-; Radio plays; Slavery in literature; Anthony Burns
|Elaine Comparone, Daniel Waitzman, and Henry Schuman (Episode 12 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. Part 2 of this recording features Comparone playing a harpsichord sonata by Domenico Scarlatti and Trio sonata in C major by J.S. Bach, arranged for harpsichord and recorder. The encore is a repeat of the last movement from the Bach sonata...
Keywords: MUSIC; Schuman; Henry (Oboist); Comparone; Elaine; Waitzman; Daniel
|The Trojan horse, part 2 (Episode 14 of 14, Part 2 of 2)|
The second part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends time, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 2 tells of the Greeks� mysterious offer to exchange the captured Captain Antenor for Cressida; of Cressida�s rece...
Keywords: Morley; Christopher; 1890-1957; Fiction radio programs; Mythology; Greek
|Titus groan (Episode 1 of 29)|
Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower of Flints;...
Keywords: Peake; Mervyn Laurence; 1911-1968; Radio adaptations
|Four-handed piano music: acoustic and electric (Episode 1 of 33)|
Mike Sahl (1934-), electric piano, and Frederic Rzewski (1938-), acoustic piano, perform live at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 13, 1971. The pieces performed include Les Moutons de Panurge by Frederic Rzewski; Dance for pianos by Mike Sahl; Piano concerto by John Cage (in a version for acoustic and electric pianos); Sonata in B-flat major for piano four-hands, op. 30 by Franz Schubert; and selected short subjects...
Keywords: Sahl; Michael (1934-); Rzewski; Frederic; Piano music; Cage; John; Schubert; Franz; 1797-1828
|The reading experiment: performing poets in support of WBAI (Episode 33 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
A group reading of poetry for WBAI's Free Music Store, recorded on May 16, 1975. Part 2 of this recording begins with Joel Oppenheimer, who reads selections from The woman poems (Bobbs-Merrill Co.), including Natural order poem, The lady of madness, Naked poem, Child poem, Screaming poem, Death poem, Mirror poem, Meat poem, Getting there, and Prayer poems #2, and a new poem called Celebrating the peace...
Keywords: Troupe; Quincy; Schwerner; Armand; Oppenheimer; Joel; Rukeyser; Muriel; 1913-; Reznikoff; Charles; Metcalf; Paul; Edson; Russell; Weiss; Mark; Poetry; Poetry free music store / produced by Mark Weiss
|Music for a while (Episode 10 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
The second half of a performance of Medieval and Renaissance music at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 29, 1972. Performers include LaNoue Davenport, recorders; Sheila Schonbrun, soprano; Christopher Williams, lute; and Judith Davidoff, viola da gamba. This, the second half of the evening's program, includes music from Italy and from Spain. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department...
Keywords: Music--16th century
|The star pit (Episode 2 of 29, Part 2 of 2)|
A dramatic reading of the science fiction novella by author and critic Samuel R. Delany. Adapted for radio by the author, who also acts as narrator, it is a poetic and nightmarish vision of the future, with a conjectural view of the changes in social mores brought by an extra-solar expansion of humanity. The complex electronic score was especially written by Susan Schweers. The other voices belong to Randa Haines, Walter Harris, Jerry Matz, Joan Tanner, and Phoebe Wray...
Keywords: Science fiction; Radio adaptations; Delany; Samuel R
|Fungi from Yuggoth (Episode 24 of 29)|
A dramatic performance of an early poem by Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) by the Word Players for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre. Cast includes David Haight, Judy Ratner, Gil Jardine, Julie Scherer, Sherry Pockell and Ann Rivers. The technical production was by Neil Conan, assisted by Charles Pitts. The program was conceived and directed by Baird Searles. Contains 55 seconds of test tone at beginning of recording...
Keywords: Horror in literature; Radio adaptations; American poetry--20th century; Lovecraft; H. P. (Howard Phillips); 1890-1937
|Gy�rgy Seb_k (Episode 20 of 33)|
An evening of solo piano music performed by Gy�rgy Seb_k at WBAI's Free Music Store on March 22, 1972. The program included French suite in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach; Sonata in D major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Third mephisto waltz by Franz Liszt; and Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel by Johannes Brahms. This program was produced by WBAI's Music Department and recorded in stereo by David Rapkin...
Keywords: Piano music; Seb_k; Gy�rgy
|Logos (Episode 3 of 3)|
Performance by Logos at KPFT's Free Music Store on September 21, 1972. Logos (pronounced Lah-gahs) consists of Truett Tidwell, keyboards and ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP synthesizer; Rick Thigpen, bass, flute, keyboard and vocals; Steve Adams, bass, flute, guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Jim Lemon on drums. The group composed the music, similar to the jazz/rock-on-synthesizer that several English groups are working in and that Joseph Byrd pioneered in America...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; Bauer; Paul; Thigpen; Rick; MUSIC
|Music for a while (Episode 10 of 33, Part 1 of 2)|
A performance of Medieval and Renaissance music at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 29, 1972. Performers include LaNoue Davenport, recorders; Sheila Schonbrun, soprano; Christopher Williams, lute; and Judith Davidoff, viola da gamba. The performance contains the following sets of music: Music in 1500; the Flemish style; five short Flemish pieces; and a motet by Josquin des Prez. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department...
Keywords: Music--16th century